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Steve Brown
Browns in Ohio

I was forwarded your findagrave post regarding Browns in Ohio. I am from the same Maryland Browns. Your William Brown Sr. had a brother Ignatius which I am descendant from. I have discovered many many connections with the family to Miami County. My great grandfather moved to Ohio to Preble County, near Miami, but had worked on a farm in this area of Miami County as a young man before moving back to MD and getting married.
I am wondering if you know anyone with the Brown last name still in Miami County, Ohio?
William Sr. had another brother, Joseph 1765-1836 who seems to be the first to have come to Tipp City (buried at English Lutheran Church, Tipp City). I imagine they all knew each other at one time and were sending messages back home to tell of the good and cheap farmland. Looking over old historic maps of where the farms were can tell a story too on their relationships here in Ohio. All seemed to have stayed close.
Mike Hahn is a real good resource on here. I have a tree on if you are on there.

I am originally from Preble County but live in Columbus now. I can try to help research Brown's in Miami County if you have any needs.

Steve Brown
Added by Steve Brown on Jan 17, 2014 10:16 AM
Leslie Smith Coffey
Brown Family in Ohio
I just wanted to add some history about the Brown family in Miami County, Ohio.
I am the great great granddaughter of
Job William Brown. He is buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Tipp City, Ohio (Miami County).
His father was Thomas Brown. Thomas was born
in Frederick County, Maryland. Postings by Mike Hahn indicate that William Brown Jr. (1800-1879) married Elizabeth Lane and that they moved to Miami County Ohio, so I feel this is the connection I have been looking for.William and Elizabeth are buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Troy, Ohio (Miami County).
Job Brown lived 1877-1947. He was married to Josephine Earhart Brown. They had only one child, Gwendolyn Brown Shotwell. Job and Josie are buried in Maple Hill and Gwendolyn and her husband John Shotwell are buried behind them, though their names were never inscribed on the Brown headstone.
Nettie Brown Bennett is also buried in Maple Hill Cemetery. She was the sister of Job W. Brown. She had no children.
Hope this is helpful!
Leslie Smith Coffey
Added by Leslie Smith Coffey on Feb 02, 2013 2:14 PM
Rebecca Herman
Brown family research
Hi Gary,

Found your information fascinating. Did not k now that Ignatius Brown was a Captain, you are lucky to have his rifle. My Mom's parents were Glen and Mabel Willard: BOTH were Brown descendants - Granddad through his grandfather Peter Hauver - a grandson of Thomas Brown's son William "Wilhelm" Brown), and Grandma through her father Walter Brown, descended from Thomas Brown's son John Nathan.

I am in s small group working on early Brown family genealogy. Mike Hahn is also a member. Our goal is to prove that the Browns really did come to Frederick Co. from St. Mary's. We have a publishsed genealogy that says so, but without sources. If you have time, we would welcome your participation (need all the help we can get!).

Hope to hear from you.

Added by Rebecca Herman on Oct 03, 2012 5:25 AM
Mike Hahn
RE: Capt. Ignatius Brown
Good evening Gary,

Always a pleasure hearing from a family decendant. I found your information most interesting. You may e-mail me directly at

I request your concent, to add your information at Find A Grave, updating the Brown family history. I have entered the information that was know to me. I would pleased to add family photo's or other information that you like to share with our family. We have such a rich history.

Mike Hahn Find A Grave # 46770538
Added by Mike Hahn on Jul 30, 2012 2:43 PM

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